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I've got a couple of Window 2003 servers that I administer.

When logining in, users are presented with a default grey background. I'd like to change this to a different colour.

I've found references on Google to the Hkey_Users\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper registry key. But we use these machine via RDP and I don't want to use an image, merely change the colour.

Is this possible? If so how?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Try a .reg something like this (tested it and it works):

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors]
"Background"="0 78 152"

The values are 0-255 decimal in RGB order, so 255 0 0 would be bright red, for example.

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That's worked a treat - thanks! – Grhm Feb 11 '10 at 15:03

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